T.R. In Reno, who didn't want her full name used, called last night and asked what the criteria is for students getting selected to the annual Junior Acheivement or J.A. dance ?
I had an interesting conversation with Bill Haven, the president of Junior Acheivement here in reno.
He says Junior Acheivement does not put on a dance. It is a seperate group called Junior Assembly.
Haven went on to say there's been a lot of confusion and that junior assembly is not even supposed to use the initials "J.A." because that is considered a brand which belongs to Junior Acheivement.
Haven says he's received about 80 phone calls in the past three years from parents concerned and confused about who gets selected to go to the dance because they think it is a junior achievement event. I couldn't find a local contact number for anyone with Junior Assembly.
In case you don't know Junior Achievement is a program that helps teach students about business and finance.
They also raise money for scholarships that they give out every year. But they are totally seperate from the other group known as Junior Assembly.